Obamacare promotion ‘Forget About The Price Tag’ wins HHS cash prize — seriously

In August, a contest was announced in which Americans who came up with the slickest propaganda for Obamacare would be awarded cash prizes. This week, the winners of the HHS/ “Young Invincibles” project were announced; one happened to be a song titled ‘Forget About the Price Tag.’ Seriously. You can’t make this up.

Still wondering if you live in the Twilight Zone? Enjoy the ride, my friends. Enjoy the ride.

The Daily Caller reports:

HHS’s grand prize-winning video, [Forget About the Price Tag], announced Monday by the White House, features a young woman named Erin McDonald singing an Obamacare-loving version of Jessie J’s hit single, “Price Tag.”

Without a hint of irony, McDonald sings her chorus: “Ain’t about the, uh, cha-ching cha-ching. Ain’t about the, yeah, bla-bling bla-bling. Affordable Care Act. Don’t worry ’bout the price tag.”

McDonald, of course, is referring to the reasons young people should buy health insurance without worrying “’bout the price tag.”


But it gets even better.

In a Google hangout on Monday, actor Kal Penn hosted the award ceremony with the top three winners in each of the following categories.

Yes, that would be reliable White House Hollywood stooge Kal Pen. For those of you who forgot, he’s the guy who was so distraught over the presidency of George W. Bush that he penned ‘Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay’ — yet has fallen silent as his good buddy Barack Obama:

  • Failed to close Gitmo. (Note: I believe the function Gitmo performs would be necessary even in its absence. I’m just pointing out Penn’s hypocrisy.)
  • Came up with a “Terror Tuesday” kill list, otherwise known as the “Disposition Matrix.” Can you get any creepier?
  • Expanded the use of drones overseas, to include killing Americans without due process.
  • Tried to sell the public a bombing campaign on Syria until Congress, public outcry and Vladimir Putin (yes, Putin) stopped him in his tracks.
  • Found himself in the Associated Press and Fox News spying scandals.
  • Found himself in the NSA spying scandal.

Two questions for Kal Penn:

  1. If you’re an American overseas and you survive a drone attack, are you covered by Obamacare?
  2. When are you going to write: ‘Harold and Kumar Get Droned’? Tens-of-thousands of people have read my satire piece on it. I’ll give you the WordPress stats to prove it. The demand is there, Mr. Pen. What’s keeping you from moving forward?

By I digress. Back to the Obamacare.

A lot of young voters were led to believe that the Republican Party was just for “old white guys.” They bought into the spin and, like zombies, voted for the guy who created a wealth-transfer monster that would confiscate their earnings to pay for the benefits of … old white guys. Classic! Obamacare is one big generational theft scam, and millions of kids bought into it. They’re realizing that now, which is why conservatism isn’t going anywhere. It might be perpetually under attack, but the idea that limited government produces greater freedom and individual liberties can not be extinguished.

Question for Erin McDonald: Does it bother you that it took three years and over $300 million to build a website that doesn’t work? It bothered Jon Stewart. It rattled Chuck Todd. What about you?

Related: Chuck Todd after Obamacare’s failed rollout: I guess the private sector is pretty great, huh?

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Sebelius: Finger Foods Foster Indpendence. Spoon Feed Your Future Government Drones.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius suggests that feeding babies finger food encourages independence. The official position of HHS is that spoon feeding is more beneficial, as it prepares young children for life as a government drone.

A new study highlighted by Time magazine reports that feeding babies finger food instead of strained mixtures might be the secret weapon in fighting off obesity. In an odd turn of events, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has hit back, saying the study lacked credibility. Kathleen Sebelius singled out the following passage from Time magazine as being “problematic” for HHS:

The findings might seem counterintuitive, but letting babies self-feed while weaning may help them become more mindful of their own appetites and learn to eat accordingly, researchers said. It also encourages a less controlling parental style and keeps anxious parents from shoveling too much food in babies’ mouths. Plus, giving infants whole foods to start may encourage healthier food preferences overall. The authors write:

Presenting carbohydrates to infants in their whole food format, such as toast, rather than a pureed form may highlight awareness of perceptual features (such as texture) that is masked when food is pureed. Previous research has shown that food presentation significantly influences food preferences.

With the nation the largest it’s ever been, reporters pushed the Secretary for specifics. At a press conference late Friday Sebelius said:

Some people think we need to let babies be adults, and I understand that. These days the most freedom an individual will ever have exists during infancy. It’s not long before the federal government starts spoon feeding individuals what they can and can’t do, what they can and can’t eat, and where they can and can’t go. Conservatives think we should let babies enjoy adulthood while it lasts—roughly birth to twelve months—and I respect that. But we’re going to do it the federal government’s way anyway. Once a baby gets a taste of independence—even the independence associated with picking its own finger food—we get ourselves on a slippery slope. Before you know it they’ll be throwing frisbees on beaches when the law strictly forbids it. Personally, these babies should be thanking their lucky stars they weren’t aborted.

Senior level officials in the Obama administration could not be reached for comment.